Singer. Songwriter. Storyteller. Singing teacher. Recording artist. Concert producer. Traveller. Quilter.
Cathy Miller started playing music in London Ontario, singing with “The Sixth Lunch” at Montcalm Secondary School. She discovered her “tribe” when she joined Ontario Youtheatre Summer Company 70 in Orillia Ontario. She cut her teeth as a performer in Ottawa after that, singing in the pubs and restaurants that hadn’t yet transitioned to disco bars. She’s written for theatre, CBC’s “The Good Question”, songwriting sweatshops (which she helped to invent), and on many topics that include coal miners, kids’ songs, and quilting. For 5 years she toured a theatrical concert with Eileen McGann and David K called “Two Thousand Years of Christmas” and released a CD of harmony-filled Christmas songs. A chance gig writing songs for a play about quilting led her to a 20-year stretch as “the Singing Quilter”. With 10 solo recordings, and 50+ years of gigs, she’s been happily plying her trade for longer than she ever imagined possible.
Now that she’s “off the road”, she’s back in Victoria and thrilled to be performing at the Deep Cove Folk Club, her “home club”. In December of 2023 Cathy will pull out some of her favourite songs from a long career, including seasonal favourites like “Christmas in the Trenches” (by John McCutcheon). Cathy looks forward to celebrating the season with her friends there.